Report: Ky. jailer says sexual acts were wrong

GLASGOW, KY (AP) – A southern Kentucky jailer has told state investigators he knew having sexual contact with employees was “wrong morally.”

But Barren County Jailer Leland Cox says he thought the women involved would tell him if he crossed the line.

The Glasgow Daily Times reported that Cox gave a 37-minute taped statement to Kentucky State Police detectives on July 24, 2008, shortly after his arrest on 30 sex abuse charges. The paper obtained the tape through a public records request.

In March, Cox entered an Alford plea to the charges. A judge set Cox’s sentencing for March 2011.

Cox says that sexual contact with the women happened for about a year and always with the workers at the jail that he believed he could trust


Fired jail workers’ texts are released

Text messages between two Louisville Metro Corrections employees fired for allegedly lying about a case involving a fellow employee accused of domestic violence refer to the employee as being “in hiding.”

The city released the texts Wednesday after an open records request was filed by The Courier-Journal.

Former corrections Maj. Robert Dietz and Deputy Director Laura McKune were dismissed on May 12. Corrections Director Mark Bolton said they lied about a case involving corrections Sgt. Ron Morris, who was accused of trying to strangle his wife during an argument. Continue reading

Jailer Charged

A Cass County jailer and part time dispatcher has been charged in a drug crime. 

Last week, authorities arrested 41-year-old Bradley Fagerman of Walker after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

Fagerman was charged with two counts fifth degree controlled substance crime. 

This is the third time that a sheriff’s employee has faced criminal charges within the past year.


Former federal prison guard goes to prison

COVINGTON, Ky. — A former federal corrections officer has been sentenced to prison in a smuggling scheme that brought contraband tobacco into the Federal Correctional Institution Ashland.

A federal judge in Covington sentenced 43-year-old David Thompson of Raceland on Friday to four years in prison. Continue reading

Deputy Jailer arrested

The Larue County Deputy Jailer is now the one behind bars.


Jennie McGee was arrested early Sunday morning by Kentucky State Police.


McGee was wanted for five counts of felony theft out of Perry County, Indiana.


She was also charged with five counts of “fugitive from another state” regarding the warrants.


McGee is lodged in the Hart County jail on a $15,000 bond.


Corrections officer pleads guilty to extortion



COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A federal corrections officer at an eastern Kentucky prison has pleaded guilty to extortion in a scheme that involved smuggling tobacco products to inmates.

David Thompson, 43, of Raceland, admitted in court Friday that he received $19,600 to bring cigarettes, chewing tobacco and loose leaf rolling tobacco to inmates at Ashland FCI from Oct. 30, 2006, through Feb. 8.

Prosecutors said Thompson would bring the tobacco into the prison and pass it along to an inmate. The inmates were instructed to sell the tobacco products on his behalf, with friends and relatives of the inmates sending Thompson money as compensation.

Thompson started working at the prison in July 1990. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 30.


Indicted Bourbon County jail officials not working

PARIS, KY (AP) – Court documents show a Bourbon County jailer and his chief deputy – indicted following a jail house death – are not working while charges against them are resolved.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that court documents showed Jailer Tony Horn and Chief Deputy Jailer Sandy Dotson agreed to stay out of the Bourbon County Detention Center so they could be cited into court, rather than arrested.

The paper reported Horn and Dotson retain their job titles and continue to get paid.

Horn is accused of destroying e-mails following the death of 28-year-old Daniel Trimble, who was found dead in his cell Feb. 15. An autopsy concluded that Trimble died of “asphyxiation due to hanging.”

Horn is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct.

Dotson faces charges of evidence tampering and official misconduct.

The Herald-Leader reported Horn did not return phone messages and Dotson could not be reached for comment.